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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
While in some states employers are able to establish company policies that limit what employees can post about employers, New York’s laws protect the employee’s privacy rights. First of all, New Yo...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...

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Crowley visits Burma, meets with opposition leader
NYC Burmese cautiously optimistic about recent developments
Jan 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two banks hit by robbers in Glendale on same day
Residents debate possible crime spike
Jan 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marshall says state of the borough looks good
Borough President Helen Marshall delivered her 2012 State of the Borough address at Queens College Tuesday morning, in which she said millions of dollars invested in capital projects and an improvi...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/16/12-1/22/12)
Monday, Jan. 16 Alfredo Leyva was arrested at the intersection of Eliot and Metropolitan avenues for violation of local law by Officer Taveras. Franklin Guaman was arrested at 1821 Harman Street fo...
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CB5 discusses a Retro Fitness in Glendale
An application to build a Retro Fitness franchise at 65-85 Otto Road in Glendale, where a furniture warehouse is currently located, was discussed at the Community Board 5 meeting in the Christ the ...
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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ESDC CEO visits Queens
Talks Aqueduct convention center
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/9/12-1/15/12)
Monday, Jan. 9 Michael Lerderman was arrested at 52-20 Grand Avenue for grand larceny by Detective Ebron. McRoy Pope was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and 69th Place for criminal po...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/3/12-1/8/12)
Tuesday, Jan. 3 Dennis Truberg was arrested at 72-10 Myrtle Avenue for assault by Officer Hopson. William Little was arrested at 903 Wyckoff Avenue for aggravated harassment by Detective Webb. Carm...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Industrial voices uniting in Maspeth
A new association is uniting Maspeth industry. The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) formed in early 2011 as a project of the Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network, a non-profit that ...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real cops arrest fake in 104th
A man was arrested in the 104th Precinct for impersonating a police officer to steal an unsuspecting victim's jacket. On December 30 at 3:30 a.m., police received a call reporting the incident, whi...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire bombs plague Jamaica
Neighbors questioned motive behind attacks
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/26/11-1/1/12)
Monday, Dec. 26 Edward Orega was arrested at 57-66 63rd Street for criminal mischief by Officer Gomez. Maryellen Cerruti was arrested at 64-12 79th Street for petit larceny by Officer Villacres. Am...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
Monday, Dec. 19 Carlos Perez was arrested at DeKalb and Cypress Avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Ziman. John Burke was arrested at 82 Street and 60 Avenue for driving while intoxica...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth house catches fire
A house fire at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and 68th Street in Maspeth shook up the quiet neighborhood on Thursday, just after 12:30 p.m. Firefighters from Ladder 138 and Squad 288 were call...
Dec 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murder-suicide shocks Maspeth
Murder suicide shakes Maspeth By Heather Senison hsenison@queensledger.com Lifelong Maspeth and Glendale resident Maureen Biermann and her stepson David were stabbed multiple times inside their hom...
Dec 22, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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An American flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the sun rises in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential proclamation has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the Supreme Court, the White House and elsewhere in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.


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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel voiced doubt on Sunday that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would succeed, suggesting a sectarian partition of the country was inevitable and perhaps preferable. While formally neutral on the five-year civil war racking its neighbor, Israel has some sway among the world powers that have mounted armed interventions and which on Friday agreed on a "cessation of hostilities" to begin within a week. The deal, clinched at a Munich security conference, is already beset by recriminations between Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad militarily and wants to see his rule restored, and Western powers that have called for change in Damascus involving select opposition groups.
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A Red Crescent aid convoy enters Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, to deliver aid into the rebel held besieged city of Douma, Damascus suburbs, SyriaBy Tom Perry and Noah Barkin BEIRUT/MUNICH (Reuters) - The Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, while Russia made clear it would continue bombing Syrian rebel targets, raising doubts that a planned ceasefire would bring much relief. Major powers agreed on Friday to a limited cessation of hostilities in Syria but the deal does not take effect until the end of this week and was not signed by any warring parties - the Damascus government and numerous rebel factions fighting it. Russian bombing raids directed at rebel groups are meanwhile helping the Syrian army to achieve what could be its biggest victory of the war in the battle for Aleppo, the country's largest city and commercial hub before the conflict.


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